Modified SIRD Model for COVID-19 Spread Prediction for Northern and Southern States of India

Shringi, Sakshi and Sharma, Harish and Rathie, Pushpa Narayan and Bansal, Jagdish Chand and Nagar, Atulya K. (2021) Modified SIRD Model for COVID-19 Spread Prediction for Northern and Southern States of India. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals: An interdisciplinary journal of nonlinear science, 148. ISSN 0960-0779 (Accepted for Publication)

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The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the strain of coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the respiratory illness that resulted in COVID-19 pandemic in early December 2019. Due to lack of knowledge of the epidemiological cycle and absence of any type of vaccine or medications, the Government issued various non-pharmacological measures to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Several researchers applied the Susceptible-Infected-Recovered-Deceased (SIRD) compartmental epidemiology process model to identifying the effect of different governments intervention methods enforced to mollify the spread of COVID-19 epidemic. In this paper, we aim to provide a modified SIRD model for COVID-19 spread prediction. We have analyzed the data of the Northern and Southern states of India from January 30, 2020, to October 24, 2020 using the proposed SIRD model and existing SIRD model. We have made the predictions with reasonable assumptions based on real data, considering that the precise course of an epidemic is highly dependent on how and when quarantine, isolation, and precautionary measures were imposed. The proposed method gives better approximation values of new cases, R0 (Reproductive Number), daily deaths, daily infectious, transmission rate, and recovered individuals. Through the analysis of the reported results, the proposed SIRD model can be an effective method for investigating the effect of government interventions on COVID-19 associated transmission and mortality rate at the time of epidemic.

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Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's version of an article that was accepted for publication in Chaos, Solitons & Fractals. The final, published version is available from:
Keywords: Coronavirus; Epidemiological Models; India; Basic Reproduction Number; Model Prediction
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Atulya Nagar
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 17:20
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 13:37

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